Water Polo 2021

Posted 31 March 2021
Sport and Athletic Development

Water Polo Intercol

Last Friday saw the conclusion of the Water Polo season with St Peter’s College hosting the Intercollegiate matches against PAC.

The Middle A Team had a resounding 10 – 2 victory playing with great skill, determination, and sportsmanship. Congratulations to Oliver Maddern, Nicky Lockie, Charlie Harrington, Donovan Fahey and Jonte Reimann for gaining state selection.

The Open C and Open B teams were defeated by PAC but again, their teamwork and sportsmanship were showcased throughout the matches. Congratulations to Alek Dobrijevic and Daniel Spiby, and reserves Will Disney and Michael Lazaravich for achieving State U16 selection.

At the Open A level, the 11th Water polo Intercol lived up to expectations with an intensive and high level performance. The preparation was extensive, and the arena looked spectacular. The inclusion of drummers at the introduction certainly added to the atmosphere of the event. The match was highly contested with scores tied at quarter time and only one goal separating the teams at half and three quarter time. The final score line was in PAC’s favour, however, the community was in awe of the boys’ skill and demeanour throughout the match.

Fundraising Swim for HAS Foundation

In a unique, student-driven fundraiser, the Open A Water polo team decided to work to their strengths. On Sunday, the team swam in the St Peter’s College pool to raise money for the HAS foundation. The HAS Foundation supports families of children living with life-limiting conditions. Parents Ella and Jarrod Stratton founded this foundation as they know first-hand that time is precious. The foundation treats children and their families with respect and dignity and love every child unconditionally.

The more each boy raised, the further he had to swim. Fifteen boys swam a total of 5050 laps, covering over 126km in under three and a half hours. The fundraiser raised over $11,500, which will be donated to the HAS foundation.

The money raised will be utilised to purchase VR headsets for palliative nurses to take out to families, to transport children on magical (virtual) adventures to visit faraway places all from their lounge room while receiving treatment.

Paul Hadfield
Teacher in Charge of Water Polo

Ned Gauvin
Captain of Water Polo